Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers available right now. With an increased focus on speed and security, it is also very easy to use and that is probably the reason that many users prefer it to other browsers. If you can look past the heavy system resource usage and the occasional bugs, it is definitely one of the best browsers available right now.
However, one of the most common bugs that plague its users is the network change error, where users are displayed with a white page with a message saying, “Your connection was interrupted. A network change was detected. err_network_changed”
This is a very common error, which can become very annoying if it repeats itself. Here I shall discuss how you can solve ‘A network change was detected’ error.
How To Solve ‘Your Connection Was Interrupted’ Error?
If you too face the ‘network change detected’ error on your device as well, it is usually an indication that there might be something wrong with your network connection, or some program is interfering with your networks. Hence, the potential solutions for this error shall revolve around troubleshooting your network connection.
Solution 1: Check Your Connections
Sometimes, a physical defect can cause a temporary disconnection between your device and your network. Since this error is usually caused by a change in the network, you can start by monitoring your network for any physical damage, or your check your router if it is functioning normally.
Solution 2: Disable VPN
VPN stands for a virtual private network and is used to create secure connections to another network over the internet. Many people use a third-party VPN app to access the internet securely, and this is a very useful extension. However, when the extension fails to fetch any data from the root server, the network jump is detected by the browser and you are shown this error.
If the error message is consistently shown on your browser, there is a possibility that the extension is failing. Try disabling your VPN app and load the webpage again. It should load normally if the proxy connection was causing the error.
Solution 3: Flush DNS And Reset TCP/IP
On nearly every kind of network, there is a timeout period, after which the connectivity throttles upon continued usage. Restarting your router and putting your device on Airplane mode and back, will reset the network, and the throttle should be over. This will clear the network errors, and you should be able to resolve the ‘A network change was detected. err_network_changed’ error.
On Windows, you can try clearing the DNS cache as well. To do that:
- Open an elevated Command Prompt. To do this, open a Run window by pressing Win + R. Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to launch Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
- Type the following commands in order to flush your DNS cache and reset TCP/IP:
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset
- Wait for the confirmation message, and then reboot your device.
Now, try loading your web pages again Clearing the locked up DNS cache should help you solve the ‘Your connection was interrupted’ error on your device.
Solution 4: Clear Chrome Data
There is also a possibility that there may be some corrupt cache data that is causing the browser to fail loading pages.
The cache is the data stored on your device by various websites, to load data from them faster the next time you load the website. However, sometimes a mismatched cache data can cause all sorts of errors, and this error is one of them. To solve your Chrome won’t load pages error; clear all your Google Chrome data like cookies and cached images and files.
To clear Google Chrome data, press the Ctrl + Shift + Delete in a new tab to open the Clear browsing data dialog box. Here select All time from the Time range drop-down menu. Then select Clear data.
Solution 5: Delete WLAN Profiles
You can also try deleting all WLAN Profiles to refresh the connections and solve your ‘A network change was detected. err_network_changed’ error. To do so, follow these steps:
- Open an elevated command prompt. To do so, open a Run dialog by pressing Win + R, type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to launch Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
- Type this command in the cmd and hit Enter to view all the WLAN profiles set up on your device:
netsh wlan show profiles
- Then type the following command to remove all Wifi profiles from your device:
netsh wlan delete profile name=”PROFILE NAME”
- Wait for the confirmation message.
- Repeat the above step for all the Wi-Fi profiles and then reconnect your device to the Wi-Fi network.
Solution 6: Disable Ethernet
Normally, your computer is equipped to pick up both WiFi and Ethernet signals but set up to use only one at a time. If it is set up for both, your computer is probably switching between one and the other and it is causing the disconnection.
Fortunately, this is very easy to solve. All you need to do is set up your computer to be connected over Wi-Fi.
- Then, go to the control panel; either from the desktop or from the Run window.
- Select the Network and sharing center.
- Click on Change Adapter Settings.
- Here, disable Ethernet and make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
- Save your settings.
So there you have it. Now you know how to solve the ‘Your connection was interrupted’ error, using the solutions provided here. Did you find this useful? Tell us in the comments which solution helped you solve your error, and if you know any other method to solve ‘err_network_changed’ error.